New House Launch

20th September 2018
This week saw the launch of our new houses.

We had an assembly on Thursday to introduce the new houses to the children. The background to the house choices was given. We had our first house competition – dancing to ‘Mamma Mia’, then the whole school sang beautifully to those iconic ABBA lyrics.

These houses all represent four brilliant elements of our wonderful city.
Aardman – Their beautiful animated characters have been a focal point in our city. Both Gromit Unleashed One and Two were massive events; sculptures were placed around the city and ‘hunters’ searched to find these icons, taking photos and making memories along the way. The awesome thing about these events is the money raised from auctioning off the sculptures goes to Bristol Children’s hospital (The Grand Appeal). A brilliant house to be part of.
 
House Captains - Paddy and Isla
Concorde – One of the fastest passenger planes to fly at supersonic speeds, Concorde is a marvel of engineering; breaking the sound barrier and hitting speeds of over 1300mph. Ten of these planes were built in our home city, Bristol. Our school values, of cooperation and aspiration, were clearly at work during the manufacture of these ‘falcons of the sky’. Concorde Alpha Foxtrot sits proudly at the Bristol Aerospace Museum and is definitely worth a visit, to see the last Concorde to fly and see the hard work that the men and women put in to create this wonder. Being part of Concorde House at Christ Church reminds us of what a huge part Bristol plays in aerospace – past and present.
 
House Captains - Ollie and Abi
Brunel – Isambard Kingdom Brunel is somewhat of a legend in our city. You do not need to travel far to see his influence on the city. The wonderful Clifton Suspension Bridge adorns our very own logo. The SS Great Britain sits moored in The Floating Harbour. Temple Meads is a stunning piece of architecture. Brunel is an icon of engineering, creativity and perseverance, that we can all look to – a great house to be part of.
 
House Captains - Aalto and Isabelle H
Matthew – You will not miss the glorious sails of the Matthew, which is moored by the M Shed. Regularly, you will see this replica sailing elegantly around the harbour and further afield, down the Avon to Avonmouth. This is a replica of the boat, which John Cabot (Giovanni Caboto as he was in his native Italy) sailed on to Newfoundland, Canada in 1497, using sailors from this great city. The Matthew epitmosises the important role Bristol played in shipping. This is a super house to be part of – ‘Ship, Shape and Bristol Fashion may be a possible slogan.
 
House Captains - Alex and Trinnie